Emily will be the first out LGBTQ+ person to represent Washington in the US House of Representatives!
Washington State Senator Emily Randall is a third-generation Washingtonian and the daughter and granddaughter of union workers and veterans who taught her the importance of service. The older sibling of a sister born with complex disabilities, a queer Chicana, and a first-generation college graduate, Randall understands the barriers so many families face. For over a decade she worked as a fundraiser and advocate for healthcare and education nonprofits from Planned Parenthood to Boston Children’s Hospital — building community support and life-changing solutions for women, children, and LGBTQ folks across the country. First elected in 2018, Randall serves as Deputy Majority Leader and Chair of the Senate’s Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, where she’s helped pass some of the most transformative financial aid policies in the country, invested in FAFSA completion programs, and worked with faculty and administrators to instate anti-racism and equity training on our public college campuses. Randall has worked tirelessly to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to 12 months, establish the Universal Health Care Commission — the strongest universal healthcare policy any state has passed in the last decade, and to require equity curriculum in med schools and continuing medical education. Randall is the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve in the Washington State Senate. When elected to Congress, she will be the first LGBTQ member from Washington.